Egg Bot

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Official Documentation:

EggBot Wiki

Install:

Inkscape

Egg Bot Extension: Driver

First plot (or read our short version below: [http://wiki.evilmadscience.com/Making_your_first_plot First Plot

Getting started video: Getting Started

Running:

Calibration! (Try on sacrificial object)

  • When mounting object - when you setup the pen it can contact it on all sides as it rotates. The cups are spring loaded. If you draw a line from the pen motor to the egg it should hit it at the widest part of the egg. If not slide things around.
  • Set the plunger - This should be tight enough that the tiny o-ring between two pieces of wood is at a position of 1/2 to 3/4 of the way compressed (per the site!)
  • Set pen height so when in up position tip is 1mm - 3mm off egg.
  • Make sure everything is aligned.
  • Install pen
  • Goto Inkscape -> Extensions -> Eggbot Control -> Setup
  • Set pen so when up it's about 5mm off your object and when down it is touching with a little force.
  • Hitting apply will toggle the up/down motion.
  • Down motion should be set roughly horizontal
  • Default is to start with pen centered on top of Egg (see checkbox on Options tab)
  • Move pen to default position (use manual screen, pressing apply to move it). Negative values are valid.
  • When egg is mounted and spun it should not wobble!

Killing a print:

  • Reset button on control board by big capacitor. Press it.

Pausing a print:

  • Button of board below the Reset button is a prg button. Press it.
  • Resume using resume tab in Inkscape plugin

Printing

Draw something then in the plot tab of the Inkscape plugin (after Calibration) press apply. The Egg bot will begin to print.

Egg bot also comes with many plugins you can use to generate patterns.

What type of egg can I use:

  • Raw
  • Hard boiled

Basically anything that is room temp, clean and dry.